The Scissor lamp design by Christian Dell – Fritz Hansen

The Scissor lamp – Fritz Hansen

The scissor lamp, designed by Christian Dell for the German company Gebr. Kaiser & Co. in the 1930s, is the newest lamp from the KAISER idell™ series to be brought back into production.




With its wall mount, swivelling shade and flexible scissor arm, this lamp is not only suited for use as a classic reading light but also serves the need for good lighting elsewhere in the home, for example in the kitchen, hallway and other places with limited table or floor space. The lamp is available in a range of colours: black, matt black, ivory, white, ruby red and the new colours mint green and dark blue.



The lamp is produced from steel and brass. The shade has a hand-varnished high-gloss/matt finish (matt finish in black only), and the chrome-plated lamp elements consist of hand-polished and silver-soldered brass.



KAISER idell is original Bauhaus design, and the series is based on a world-patented swivel joint and the characteristic dome embossed with “ORIGINAL KAISER-idell”. The term “idell” is a play on the word “idea” and designer Christian Dell’s last name. “Kaiser” is a reference to the original manufacturer (Gebr. Kaiser & Co).